9th Circuit upholds right to bear arms

9th Circuit upholds right to bear arms

More guns, less crimeThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the most liberal in the federal system. Yet here’s what it just did, as the Chronicle reported:

“California must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, striking down the core of the state’s permit system for handguns.

“In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said San Diego County violates the Constitution’s Second Amendment by requiring residents to show “good cause” — and not merely the desire to protect themselves — to obtain a concealed-weapons permit.”

Studies by John Lott and others gun scholars have shown that, when states adopt conceal-carry laws, crime drops. That’s because criminals don’t care about gun laws. And their criminal connections provide them with plentiful illegal guns.

All disarming citizens does is provide easy marks for criminals, because the chance of the victim defending himself is limited.

But with conceal carry, criminals don’t know who is armed, and who isn’t. Any potential victim, even a grandma with a purse, could be packing heat.

As we used to say in my U.S. Army days 35 years ago — outstanding!

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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 14 February, 2014, 12:52

    As they should, the 2nd Amendment is clear in the right to “keep and bear arms.” 🙂

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  2. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 14 February, 2014, 17:03

    If the second amendment is that clear, why can’t we openly carry loaded weapons? Or fully automatic??

    WITHOUT a “permit”?

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 14 February, 2014, 20:12

      Because RAGWUS feeders in control of LE bureaucracies have tried over many decades to disarm citizens in public in order to have total control without fear of reprisal from an armed citizen. They do this in the face of the fact that LE is not even mentioned in the Bill of rights.

      Where in the Constitution is a permit required to exercise any of those rights enumerated TCS? 🙂

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      • Alzbaba
        Alzbaba 14 February, 2014, 22:40

        SMD – that’s a good question. But you’re asking the wrong person – please call, email, write, use smoke signals or whatever to question the Liberals in Sacramento who are driven to erase all our rights …

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  3. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 14 February, 2014, 17:36

    Don’t ask them logical questions like that, SMD. It only makes them frustrated and cranky.

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  4. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 14 February, 2014, 20:09

    Thank God they stopped Obama from getting our roscoes!

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 15 February, 2014, 09:22

    Skippy….we, the true fair and balanced have been taking a beat lately, but it looks like we wore out Collapsp and Dys….that cut the Transylvanian tomes considerably….back to short and pithy! A true relief.

    It appears this is push hot buttons weekend….not biting on gun control…..even if your a government control zealot….not healthy to take rights away to protect yourself.

    Imagine taking away Poodle’s or Donkey’s Paleo era sling shots or gnarled head clubs what a world it would be!

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  6. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 16 February, 2014, 07:22

    LOL= Paleo Era Head Clubs ™

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 16 February, 2014, 08:38

    Teddy…..ah….nice quiet Sunday….relaxing with my herbal tea watching Queeg work a doomer in the rental yard….that boy is a trip. He put a cardboard sign out on the exterior fence razor wire saying something about free boxes today for moves to Redneck Nirvana…..

    They are lining up….can you believe this spiel….love that Queeg!

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  8. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 16 February, 2014, 21:22

    Queeg has doomers dancing in the flea circus—-He’s a cruel man…but fair.

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  9. Iron_sight Patriot
    Iron_sight Patriot 28 February, 2014, 00:20

    That is great news.

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  10. Spurwing Plover
    Spurwing Plover 23 November, 2015, 17:50

    One of the few good ruling by the 9th

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